Secretary of State, PJBD, Base Files 1946-52, File Newfoundland Bases--Jurisdiction (1949), Box 23, RG 59, NARA; see also "MP Wounds Newfoundlander in Leg," Evening Telegram, 13 July 1949.
1949, Secretary of State, PJBD Base File, 1942-52, File: Newfoundland Bases (Oct./Dec.
Keenleyside, one of the original Canadian members of the PJBD
, reported that "one of the most interesting and most gratifying features of the discussions within the [PJBD] was the fact that divisions of opinion seldom occurred on strictly national grounds." (184) More often, disagreements occurred on the basis of service branch or civilian/military grounds.
Nevertheless, one must recognize that the PJBD
no longer carries the weight it once did.
As in the previous example, this organization would likely report to an external political and military body such as the PJBD on multinational issues of strategy, policies, doctrine, operational plans, etc.
The PJBD is the senior advisory body on continental defense.
PJBD's formation was the first step toward continental integration in military affairs.
One of the first documents on the subject was submitted by Lieutenant General Maurice Pope, chairman of the Canadian Joint Staff Mission in Washington and a member of the PJBD.